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Old 02-16-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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Secret Button?

Yes, when looking on the firewall at the spot where the wiring comes through on the passenger side, I found what appears to be a black button roughly a 3 inches above the groment.

I want to push it

Before I try to, does anyone know what it is? My only guess is that it is to reset the fuel or something in case of an accident.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:44 AM   #2
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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Pics? Could be some sort of aftermarket alarm.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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Sounds intriguing....I'm curious now.
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:56 PM   #9
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Yes, when looking on the firewall at the spot where the wiring comes through on the passenger side, I found what appears to be a black button roughly a 3 inches above the groment.

I want to push it

Before I try to, does anyone know what it is? My only guess is that it is to reset the fuel or something in case of an accident.
Is it labeled "DO NOT PUSH"? If not, don't bother.... nothing interesting will happen....
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:36 PM   #10
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Haha. Definately. That which is unobtainable is always the most desired......and therefor, anything without a big "DO NOT SCREW WITH THIS" sign, can't be too great.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:57 PM   #11
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Well, it definetly appears to be a button...and I can feel what appears to be a spring like resistance underneath it when slightly touching it.

If its a gromment, it would stand to reason that there would be some sort of wiring, or if it was for other wires it would stand to reason that it would be bigger?

I dont know....my PIC is starting to kill me and I want to push it
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:11 PM   #12
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I've seen a few grommets around 1/2" in diameter with a 1/4" center circle. Sorta looks like a button I guess, but it's the part you push on to set the grommet back in place if you take it out. There's one in each corner of the back of the cab behind the rear seats. I have wires for my bed lights running through them.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:32 PM   #13
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the famous last post.......
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:56 PM   #14
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I think he was referring to the OP... posting his question without ever returning.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:44 PM   #16
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I think he was referring to the OP... posting his question without ever returning.
No I meant, like, he pushed the button and was never heard from again...
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:49 PM   #17
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No I meant, like, he pushed the button and was never heard from again...
Ha! Even better!
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:01 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure that's an auxilliary wiring grommet. I used one on mine to run wire for fog lights. (I think it's the same thing you're looking at.)
I snipped enough of the end off -like a squeeze tube of caulk- to make an opening just big enough for the wire I needed to run.


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My guess is that it is the reset button for maintenance scheduling... a light is supposed to come on every 5000 miles to remind you to change the oil...maybe this is what the mechanics push to reset the 5000 mile counter.

If this is not the button, but there is a button elsewhere for this, please advise!
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My guess is that it is the reset button for maintenance scheduling... a light is supposed to come on every 5000 miles to remind you to change the oil...maybe this is what the mechanics push to reset the 5000 mile counter.

If this is not the button, but there is a button elsewhere for this, please advise!
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...eqd-light.html
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